The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has threatened its doctors with non-payment of salaries for embarking on strike action over their poor welfare conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, a meeting to end the strike organised between Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, and members of the National Association of Resident Doctors ended in a deadlock.
Ehanire also threatened the doctors, saying, “Those who report to work will be taken as those who are still in service and the register will be closed at 12 noon and by then we will know who wants to still be in service.”
In compliance with his directive, LASUTH said no excuse will be entertained from striking doctors if they do not resume at their duty posts.
A circular signed by Babajide Grillo, Director of Administration for the hospital reads in part, “Medical and Dental House officers are not expected to participate in any form of industrial action.
“Heads of Clinical Departments are requested to submit the completed attendance register to the office of the Director of Adminstration daily as managment shall entertain no disputes over presence or absence of any resident doctors at duty post.